March 3rd, 2014
I spend half my time eating in this country. Always with good company, of course.
This place is called Jonathan’s. Not pictured is the amazing green tea mochi dessert that I wish I had ordered instead.
March 1st, 2014
It was torture having to wait this long for Japan to release the movie in theaters. However, it was worth every second and every yen.
Happy March everyone!
February 27, 2014
That one time I went to Kyoto and got to wear a kimono through its’ traditional Japanese streets. One of the coolest experiences I’ve had since being here.
February 25, 2014
Every morning when I walk through this park, I gotta remind myself that the 20 minute walk to the station doesn’t compare to the beauty of nature.
The swan boats pictured are said to be cursed. The superstition goes that if you and your lover ride them your relationship will end.
February 23, 2014.
See the good thing about being from both the north and the south, is that during world cup season, you get to rep the south, and during the winter Olympics, you can cheer for the north.
I had to make sure I showed one of my countries some love, and it wasn’t hard to find fellow Canadians who felt the same; all crowded in a small sports bar singing (screaming) “oh, Canada”
Before y’all hate: A Brit drew the maple leaf, I’m aware it’s wrong.
March 2nd, 2014
sushi. sushi. SUSHI.
Reason number 35 of why I will miss Japan.
February 28th, 2014
One snowy winter evening in Tokyo, under the moonlight she smiled.
February 26th, 2014
Another throwback! This is Osaka; the food city, and according to some recent study I saw online, the third best city to live in, in the world.
The atmosphere here is very different from Tokyo. More laid back and carefree , it is then no wonder why all the Japanese comedians come from there.
February 24th, 2014
The Okinawa “rope in the open sea” islands are a group of small islands located between mainland Japan and Taiwan. As I understand it, they were under ruling of the Chinese empire until the Japanese took ownership of them during the Meiji restoration period. After world war II they went under US occupation up until 1972 when a treaty was signed to return them back to Japan. Because of their curious history, visiting the islands is like being in another county completely separate of Japan. The people look different and have their own dialect and the culture tends to be more of that of a tropical country.
This picture was taken back in January, when I decided to escape the Tokyo crowds for a little while.
February 27th, 2014
Okonomiyaki, known as “japanese pizza” is a famous dish from the city of Osaka. Originally it is made from a batter and cabbage but you can always add other ingredients like soba noodles and seafood or meat. Topped with seaweed powder , shavings of smoked salmon, mayo and “sauce” it is nothing but a big mixture of deliciousness —and a great way to enjoy a dinner with friends.
Meeting “the friends” and awkward half hugs-half handshakes at the end of the night. But who minds those when your belly is full and happy?